What are the tax advantages of donating stock or crypto?


When it comes to making charitable donations, Daffy offers a unique and tax-efficient way to give back. Donating long-term capital assets like stock or cryptocurrency to a donor-advised fund (DAF) like Daffy can provide significant tax advantages. When you contribute these assets to Daffy, you are eligible to take an immediate tax deduction for the full market value of the asset in the calendar year when the contribution is made. If the asset has appreciated in value since you bought it, you can claim the full value of the appreciation as a charitable deduction on your tax return. For instance, if you bought a stock for $1,000 and it has increased in value to $5,000, you can claim a charitable deduction of $4,000 (the difference between the value of the stock when you bought it and its current value) when you donate the stock to Daffy. Moreover, you can avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation of the assets. If you were to sell the stock and donate the proceeds, you would have to pay capital gains tax on the $4,000 of appreciation. But by donating the stock directly to Daffy, you can avoid this tax and instead claim the full value of the appreciation as a charitable deduction. This strategy can be particularly valuable for people who own stocks or crypto that have appreciated significantly in value. By donating these assets directly to Daffy, you can claim a larger charitable deduction and avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation. In addition to the tax advantages, donating stock or crypto to Daffy can also be a convenient and efficient way to support the charities and causes you care about. Many charities have set up processes to accept stock or crypto donations, so it's often as easy as transferring the assets from your brokerage account or crypto wallet to Daffy's account. As you consider your charitable giving for the year, consider the potential tax advantages of donating stock or crypto to Daffy. By doing so, you can support the causes you care about and potentially save on your taxes at the same time. Please note that it is always best to consult your tax specialist to understand your specific situation when making a stock or crypto contribution. Happy giving!

Please note that the information contained on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be considered tax advice. Any calculations are intended to be illustrative and do not reflect all of the potential complexities of individual tax returns. To assess your specific tax situation, please consult with a tax professional.

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